CAIRO: By the time Egypt elected its next president, the interim President Adly Mansour , who has held his position for less than a year, may revert to his former position as head of the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
“Mansour has right to go back to his job as the chair of the Supreme Constitutional Court, as he was serving a patriotic duty out of his will in accordance with Egypt’s Constitution,” former Minister of Justice Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz a-Gendy told The Cairo Post Sunday.
Mansour was tapped to serve as interim President three days after he was appointed as the chair of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
The new elected president will swear in before the Supreme Constitutional Court members whom Mansour joins, Gendy added.
Gendy said the amendments to the Constitutional Court Law issued in April would not affect his duty in case he were to take back his old position; the amendments state that the period of considering constitutional dispute cases should be shortened, state-owned newspaper al-Ahram newspaper reported.
Sources close to Mansour told Veto website that he plans to retire from political and judicial life, although he could be assigned as a vice president or political advisor to the new president, or run for the upcoming parliamentary elections to be the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Mansour will give a speech Sunday to the nation regarding the presidential elections scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, said spokesperson of the presidency Ihab Badawy.